Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 134

"Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins pour servir a l'Histoire des Establissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif pour servil a l'intelligence…

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 8.6 inches
36.1 x 21.8 cm

This attractive, copper engraved map shows St. Lawrence Bay with Anticosti Island, Prince Edward Island ( I. St Jean ), Cape Breton Island (Isle Royale), and Newfoundland with the adjacent mainland. A decorative rococo-style cartouche and full, vibrant color make this a very desirable map. This is a variant of the second edition of the Bellin-Harrevelt map, published by Abbe Raynal, with the number 35 presented in script rather than printed in the lower right margin.

References: Kershaw #592.

Condition: A

A nice example with old color, and a few insignificant spots.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008